There are many techniques available to contour your jaw, including TikTok highlighter hacks and intense contouring. This breakthrough in aesthetic treatment is worth looking into if you are looking for a long-lasting solution. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Volux on August 3, 2022. The FDA approved Volux, Juvederm’s latest filler.
Volux, a hyaluronic-based injectable filler, is the FDA’s first approval. It targets the jawline specifically, which Juvederm, Allergan Aesthetics’ parent company, found to be a major concern for many consumers.
Global Allergan Aesthetics president Carrie Strom tells us that this approval “expands the Juvederm line of fillers and gives providers more options to address patients’ lower-face aesthetic concerns.”
The new filler will not be widely available in the U.S. until 2023. Product training for dermatologists, plastic surgery professionals, and other aesthetic treatment professionals will take place this fall. We asked the experts what to expect when the new filler finally reaches medical offices.
What is Volux?
Volux is the mainstay of your jawline. It is a dermal filler that’s made from hyaluronic acids, which is similar to the Voluma XC. Hadley King MD, a New York City-based dermatologist and clinical instructor in dermatology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, says that Volux is more structured, cohesive, and lift-capable than Voluma XC. Strom says Volux is a lot more firm than Voluma XC. This gives Volux the chiseled jawline people want.
What is the secret to it?
Marisa Garshick MD is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist at MDCS Dermatology. She explains that hyaluronic acids filler is usually injected deeper into the bone to give it more definition. The filler is used to contour the jaw and provide structural support. It will depend on the shape of your face and how much you are injected by your provider, but Dr. Garshick claims that even one syringe can make a big difference.
Dr. King suggests that you use topical numbing lotions to ease the pain after an injection. Also, you should wash your face with a topical antiseptic before applying the cream.
For whom is Volux?
Anybody over 21 years old can be treated. However, she warns people who have had multiple severe allergies or are susceptible to allergic reactions to lidocaine and the gram-positive bacteria proteins in this filler to avoid this treatment. You should also be cautious if you have had allergic reactions to other forms of hyaluronic acids fillers.
Does it have any side effects?
Similar side effects can be expected as to other filler treatments. Dr. Garshick states that tenderness, swelling and lumps can occur, but they will usually subside within two weeks. Dr. King says that Volux, or any filler, can also cause infection and vascular obstruction.
Dr. Garshick recommends that you avoid ibuprofen and fish oils if you want to reduce bruising. For the best results, you should avoid alcohol and exercise for 24 hours. However, it is important to consult your doctor about the care after treatment.
What is the average time results last?
The results may not be immediate, but can make a significant difference. Volux results showed improvement in jawline definition after six months. These results can last anywhere from one year to one year and a quarter.
The filler will not be widely available until 2023. Keep checking this space for updates.